How to Properly Care for Your Waste Oil Heater

A waste oil heater can save you thousands of dollars. But, if you don’t keep your heater clean and well maintained, you’re pouring money down the drain.

Regular maintenance helps ensure the best heating performance and cost-effectiveness. Every manufacturer’s suggested cleaning schedule varies in complexity, so it’s important to research how to properly maintain the waste oil furnace you’re considering to purchase.

At Clean Energy Heating Systems, we make waste oil heaters that are exceptionally easy to maintain. Below are the basic requirements for servicing them.

Clean Energy Waste Oil Furnace Cleaning Schedule

Once Per Year

●      Clean the oil canister filter screen and the pump head screen.

●      Clean sludge and water from the tank.

After Every 1,200 Hours of Operation

●      Clean ash from the heat exchanger.

After Every 2,000 to 3,000 Hours of Operation

●      Clean the nozzle adapter heat block.

You can find detailed instructions, along with important safety information, in your Owner’s Manual. And if you’re a better visual learner, we’ve got you covered! Check out our cleaning video that provides step-by-step instructions.





Taking care of your furnace properly will ensure it serves you well now and long into the future. If you maintain it according to our recommendations, you’ll get the most from your investment. Have questions about servicing your waste oil heater? We’re just a phone call away! Contact us today to learn more.